Written by Teena Marian
21 Jun, 2022 | 8:40 am
COLOMBO (News 1st); Sri Lankan authorities have decided to provide fuel to health staff from selected filling stations from Friday.
The Secretary to the Ministry of Health Janaka Chandragupta said that necessary steps will be taken to provide fuel to the health staff at selected filling stations in each district.
He said the support of the general public was also required for the successful implementation of this program.
Accordingly, 9 filling stations have been selected for the Colombo District and 6 filling stations have been selected for the Gampaha District for this purpose.
Meanwhile, there are still long queues at many filling stations across the country while many filling stations are closed due to a lack of diesel and petrol.
However, Minister Kanchana Wijesekera has requested the public NOT to visit filling stations until the 23rd if it is NOT for an essential requirement.
The public is urged NOT to join fuel queues for the next three days.
He said letters of credit of $90 Million had been opened to secure a petrol vessel on the 23rd and a diesel ship on the 24th of June.
Meanwhile, the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) noted that the registration of vehicles for fuel supply has commenced.
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